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2016 Oscar Gift Bags and Gift Lounges

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 28/02/2016 Zorianna Kit

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, the amount of parties, gifting lounges, private celebratory dinners reach a a crescendo with stars often making appearances at multiple events during the course of one day.
This year gift lounges showered talent with free products such as electronic hover boards, trips to exotic islands, beauty procedures and onsite massages or manicures. Other companies eschewed the social aspect of a gifting suite and instead put together gift bags that were sent directly to A-list talent.
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Below are five gifting suites and gift bags, while the next five can be found here.

This gift bag was created for A-list female talent with many of the items are comprised from small business owners around the globe.
Speaking of global, celebs are busy travelers, whether it's shooting on location, going on world wide press junket tours or simply taking that much needed vacation to a secluded place. Luckily, Madison & Mulholland's gift bag fills all those needs, starting with a four night/five day stay in Antigua, courtesy of the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority. Luxury resorts partaking are Sugar Ridge Resort, Curtain Bluff, Galley Bay Resort & Spa and Panama's Los Establos Boutique Inn.
There are also travel accessories from TravelOn including a Wheeled Carry-On, hanging toiletry kit and packing cubes, along with a silk eye mask from Perpetual Shades. For the home, square sheepskin cushions were gifted by Parker Wool and decorative linen cushions in a "Marrakesh" design by Pratesi.
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Among the beauty products are Le Metier de Beaute, the Japanese-created Mirai Clinical and Dr. Debra Jaliman's Sea Radiance. Madison & Mulholland contributes its own vintage inspired choker necklace with rhinestones and crystals set in gold-finish metal alloy.
There is silk yarn and knitting lesson from Lion Brand Yarn Company, with a gift certificate for a choice of custom made shawl, wrap, scarf or cowl. Knitting bags are provided by Yarn Pop for knitters on-the-go. For men there is yarn and instruction on how to knit a two-tone tie from James Cox Knits.
Accessories include Bluetooth headphones from Gigs, Navjack fiberglass iPhone cases, retro sunglasses from Retrospect & Co and colorful umbrellas from Vinrella that fold up and store in a matching bottle.
The gift bag - which also comprises gift cards to Kate Hudson's clothing line Fabletics and Powell & Mahony's Margarita Mix among others - is being auctioned off on eBay with proceeds going to the Noreen Fraser Foundation for the prevention and treatment of women's cancers.
Energy efficient lightbulb company LIFX gave out its "smart bulb" - a Wi Fi-enabled, multi-colored LED that's controlled from an app. Oh yeah, it also lasts 22 years!
Votivo candles handed out diffuser and candles, including the classic and popular Red Currant, now in a redesigned format that includes multiple styles from rustic to polished. Celebs also received Votivo's newest product, the Black Box diffuser where, much like a Keurig coffee machine, a scented pod is inserted and, with a touch of a button, continuous scent is released. No flames or smoke to deal with, and it comes with an automatic shutoff.
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Beauty was everywhere! Anti-aging skincare Neutratone launched four new products at the lounge, including the Deep Wrinkle Filler. There was also France's Bioderma and AB Skincare, the latter which also includes pressed powder makeup with chemical free sunburn prevention.
Panache lingerie was doing on-site bra fittings, and guests left with numerous tops and bottoms ranging from sexy to sporty to stylish.
Accessories included iPhone 6 Plus cases by Scarlet and Gold and UE Boom 2 wireless and waterproof Bluetooth speakers.
Thirst quenchers included cold pressed juices from Jamba Juice, alkaline water by Essential and wine from Napa Valleys' Honig Vineyard & Winery that's family owned, sustaineably farmed and solar powered.

Psychic Gloria Bieber from the Metaphysical Center in Calgary, Canada, was providing aura and charkra photography and readings for visiting guests.
The Shelborne Wyndham Grand in South Beach, Florida gifted a three night/four day stay. Australia-based Island Trading Co. gave out home d├ęcor items such as coconut candles, pineapple embroidered pillowcases and pineapple inspired vases.
WOSS Enterprises handed out their suspension training system for at home or on-the-go workouts to strengthen the body. Reptile Sunglasses gifted from their 2016 collection. Dogs got the Petzi Treat Cam, a treat dispenser and camera that lets you remotely connect with your pet and give them a snack.
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Beauty products included waterproof, matte tinted lipgloss by Cailyn, along with the O! Wow make-up brush to ensure an airbrushed effect. There was Cure, the Japan- made gel exfoliator that removes layers of dry and dead skin. For hair there was Diamond Dust shampoo and conditioner by Label M. whose ingredients include real black and white diamond powders.
Celebs left with gift bags containing powdered contour kit, lipgloss and brow gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills, haircare by Hot Tresses, skincare by Biodroga and corset-type control garment by Janira Secrets. There were cozy socks by Wigwam, Modo titanium polarized sunglasses, Uzuri flip flops bejeweled with semi-precious stones and travel organizers by
On the beauty side, there was make-up applications provided by It Cosmetics. Guests received a goodie bag of the products, all of which were developed with the help of plastic surgeons and dermatologists and contain good-for-you ingredients. Sugared and Bronzed provided on-site tanning and gave out gift certificates for complimentary tans and sugaring session.
Chariot Travelware, founded by horse owner and jockey Moon Woo, was gifting 3-piece hardcase spinner luggage. Lastest collections has designs that include dogs, reflecting Woo's own love for canines and his habit of rescuing them!
Alice Min Soo Chun and her Solight Designs was on hand to gift the Solarpuff, an inflatable light cube that flat packs to 0.25 inches, contains close to 100 lumens and once fully charged by the sun, can provide 8 to 12 hours of light.
There was jewelry by Amy Marie Radzik, pet shampoo from John Paul Pet, Petite Sirah wine from Fete which was poured in to wine glasses stamped with the logo of sponsor Shriner's Hospital for Children.
2016-02-28-1456634858-5171987-CbIzSHuUAAAv1Va.jpg © Provided by The Huffington Post 2016-02-28-1456634858-5171987-CbIzSHuUAAAv1Va.jpg Chariot Luggage at the EcoLuxe LoungeWOW CREATIONS OSCAR GIFTING SUITE at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel in Beverly Hills
Clothing included western-inspired t-shirts, hoodies and totes by Twisted J Apparel, jeans by Grace in L.A., dresses by Afua Sam's Washington DC.-based Studio D'Maxsi Designs....On the beauty side, there was volumizing powder for the hair by Zotos and body scrubs by Shea Moisture....Engineer turned jewelry maker LaTasha Green was gifting her handmade bracelets and bangles from her DTT by L. Green. Just what does DTT stand for? Divine Trinity Trinkets.....Nom nom treats included preserves from Butcher's Bunches, dried fruit and jam by Burkart Organics....CryoMax handed out reusable 8 hour cold packs, while Cheryl Anklam and her Essentially Living Healthy was making custom essential oils on site.
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